Introducing the New Secret Code Feature for WhatsApp Chats

WhatsApp, the popular messaging platform, is proud to announce the release of its latest feature, the Secret Code for Chat Lock. This innovative update to the Chat Lock feature provides users with the ability to hide their locked chats behind a secret code or password. By doing so, you can now ensure that your sensitive conversations remain hidden from prying eyes, whether you are passing your phone to a friend or unfortunate enough to have your phone fall into the wrong hands.

In order to provide an extra layer of security, WhatsApp now allows you to protect your chats using a secret code or phrase, alongside other security measures such as your phone’s PIN, passcode, or biometric authentication (face or fingerprint scan). With the new Secret Code for Chat Lock, your locked chats are no longer visible in the main chat list. Only when the secret code is entered can these hidden chats be accessed, ensuring the utmost privacy and safety for the users.

  • Open the list of locked chats in WhatsApp
  • Tap the three-dot menu at the top
  • Select “Chat lock settings”
  • Toggle on the “Hide locked chats” option
  • Enter a secret code that is easy for you to remember

Once these steps are completed, your locked chats will no longer be visible in the main chat window. Previously, WhatsApp displayed a shortcut for locked chats when swiping down on the chat screen. However, with the Secret Code feature, these chats can only be accessed using your fingerprint or Face ID.

Upon setting a secret code, there is only one way to reveal your locked chats on WhatsApp. You must enter the same secret code in the search bar within the app. This action will display the conversations protected by the Chat Lock feature temporarily, but they will disappear once you exit the app. It is worth noting that if you do not need to hide your chat’s presence on WhatsApp, you can easily revert back to the original Chat Lock feature by disabling the Secret Code feature in the chat lock settings.

Although the secret code feature is already being gradually released to users, it will take a few months for it to be available globally. WhatsApp has yet to provide a specific timeline as to when, or if, the secret code feature will be introduced to WhatsApp for Desktop. As the company continuously strives to deliver user-centric features and improvements, its expansion to other platforms may be a possibility in the future.

WhatsApp’s new Secret Code for Chat Lock brings enhanced security and privacy to its users. By allowing locked chats to be hidden behind a secret code, WhatsApp ensures that sensitive conversations can be protected from unauthorized access. With this new feature, users can now confidently share their phones with others, knowing that their private chats will remain confidential. As WhatsApp continues to prioritize user safety, the Secret Code feature is a welcome addition to its arsenal of security measures. Stay tuned for the global release of this exciting new feature in the coming months!


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